BKS Iyengar wrote, “The life force needs to be cultured. An iron gets rusted if it is not used. So also your physiological, emotional, intellectual, and mental body gets rusted. Life becomes negative when it gets rusted because the life force does not move in the entire system to generate the life ingredient in it. Health is dynamic, as I have said several times. Health is a living force. Health is not static. Health is motion.”
OK, the February music video is an ad, but it has a kind of spontaneity and momentum all its own. I have a fantasy that someday Yoga Day looks just like this in Grand Central Station. I can dream can’t I?
Iyengar also said, “if modern science gives a name for certain movements as physiotherapy, it does not mean that you have to call a subject like yoga as yoga therapy. These days, it has become a habit for people to cash in on words coined by intellectuals.”
So no fancy language here. As I always say, there’s more to the practice than asana. There’s life!
Let your whole day be your yoga — move move move!
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